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blind

Breakthrough may restore sight to blind retinas

Tel Aviv University researchers develop groundbreaking wireless material capable of sparking neuronal activity in response to light
fracking

Toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater, study shows

In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers...
genetic

Vanderbilt study raises questions about reporting incidental genetic findings

A genetic test that suggests a patient may be at increased risk for potentially fatal heart rhythms is very often not as ominous as...
cancer

Researchers identify DNA repair enzyme as potential brain cancer drug target

In the journal Cell Reports, UNC Lineberger researchers report that when they removed Dicer from preclinical models of medulloblastoma, a common type of brain...
microbes

Study reveals shared behavior of microbes and electrons

There are certain universal patterns in nature that hold true, regardless of objects’ size, species, or surroundings. Take, for instance, the branching fractals seen...
habitat

Boosting farm yields to restore habitats could create greenhouse gas ‘sink’ 

New study using UK data is first to show that raising farm yields and allowing ‘spared’ land to be reclaimed for woodlands and wetlands...
autism

Discovery of a new drug target could lead to novel treatment...

Penn State scientists have discovered a novel drug target and have rescued functional deficits in human nerve cells derived from patients with Rett Syndrome,...
co2

Melting of massive ice ‘lid’ resulted in huge release of CO2...

A new study of how the structure of the ocean has changed since the end of the last ice age suggest that the melting...
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Pitt Team Finds Circadian Rhythm of Genes in Brain Changes with...

Examination of thousands of genes from nearly 150 human brains shows the circadian rhythm of gene activity changes with aging, according to a first-of-its-kind...
elements

Lawrence Livermore credited with discovery of elements 115, 117 and 118

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry(link is external) (IUPAC) has confirmed that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and international collaborators have officially discovered elements...
flu virus, Infection Blood Test, Smoking tobacco, colon cancer, Immunotherapy, Delirium, fungal yeast infection, Breast Cancer, ADHD, smoking, Chronic Disease, stroke, Depression, Oral Ailment, Acute Kidney Injury, aging, cell death, Pancreatic Cancer, Heart Disease, Macular brain, brain tumors, Huntington’s, Viral Infections, Thyroid Tumor, Carcinogens, Organ Damage, biofilms, Depression, Anxiety, emphysema, sarcoma, Immunotherapy, Parkinson’s Disease, Diagnose

Study that Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health recruited hundreds of local participants and analyzed data for an international study that has significantly expanded the...
synaptic density

Carnegie Mellon develops new method for analyzing synaptic density

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new approach to broadly survey learning-related changes in synapse properties.
knuckles

Knuckle cracking looks explosive, but causes no detectable harm

UC Davis radiology professor Robert Boutin and his colleagues found that gas bubbles forming in joints create the distinctive sound of knuckle cracking. UC Davis...
video

EPFL Looking back at 2015

EPFL’s Campus Biotech in Geneva was inaugurated in May. Researchers and students were full of imagination and made remarkable advances in the fields of...
oxalate

A healthy breakdown

A wide variety of fruits and vegetables contain oxalate. But humans and most other animals lack the ability to metabolize this molecule — that...
mercury

Global reductions in mercury emissions should lead to billions in economic...

Mercury pollution is a global problem with local consequences: Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources travel around the world through the atmosphere,...
cancer

Second contagious form of cancer found in Tasmanian devils 

Transmissible cancers – cancers which can spread between individuals by the transfer of living cancer cells – are believed to arise extremely rarely in...
Nanoscale Materials

New Acoustic Technique Reveals Structural Information in Nanoscale Materials

Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical...
gene

A new twist in genetic switches

Rice University theorists reveal a new mechanism of gene regulation 
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Choreographing the dance of electrons

NUS scientists have discovered how to manipulate electrons in thin semiconductors by encapsulating them in atomically thin materials and changing the electric field